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Found it Swifteroo found Ghost Town "Josephine"

Wednesday, August 24, 2005Ontario, Canada

What a fantastic outing I had this morning. I was up late last night when the listing came across my email. I contemplated heading out last night (this morning really) to find the cache but my sensibility prevailed.

I checked it out, and recognized the area. In fact, I have even been down this trail before but never stopped to pay attention to "Josephine" before.

So this morning, I got my bike in order, got everything ready to head off for a good morning trip and headed out. Getting onto Snow Valley Road, the fog was really thick. I actually got onto Hwy 28, and drove right past the trailhead as I didn't really see it coming. I then got stuck in the construction traffic that is happening at the CN tracks on 28. No big deal, 15 minutes later and a nice trip to Minesing and I was at the trailhead.

I was a little apprehensive about getting on the bike. I am a recovering broken foot victim and I haven't been on the bike in about 2 months. No harm no foul. Didn't even notice as I was flying down the trail. Propped the bike up against the bench and made my way into town.

What I encountered in town was unlike anything I could have expected. Being a "Ghost" town, the fog that had settled in the area was unreal and cast a really mystical feel to the entire experience. I took pics and I will show them here soon. I only hope they can do the experience justice.

I wouldn't consider myself a true history "Buff" but I really do enjoy getting a taste of what it could have been like so many years ago. Places like this really are a treat. It was neat to simply stand in the field and imagine the inhabitants going about their daily business. What a great Spot.

Originally I was just going to grab the TB because, hey, any TB that has to do with Beer is right up my alley! but there it was... Something I haven't seen in years.. FART PUTTY!!

So I had to dig down deep in the backpack for trade items. I ended up leaving 4 or 5 garmin patches, an emergency thermal blanket and a Yo-Yo for the Fart Putty and the TB.

Excellent placement for your first cache Kritter! Thanks to you and the gang for getting me out here on such a great morning!


Goldenrod! Beautiful, but alergilicious.

Additional Images Additional Images

Goldenrod!  Beautiful, but alergilicious. Goldenrod! Beautiful, but alergilicious.

A "ghostly" fog A "ghostly" fog

Josephine is popular with the Deer as well! Josephine is popular with the Deer as well!

It It's a "Fixer-Upper" alright

Fog is starting to lift Fog is starting to lift

infoThis is the original cache type consisting, at a bare minimum, a container and a log book. Normally you'll find a tupperware container, ammo box, or bucket filled with goodies, or smaller container ("micro cache") too small to contain items except for a log book. The coordinates listed on the traditional cache page is the exact location for the cache.
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